Thoracic vertebrae - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Twelfth thoracic vertebra The twelfth thoracic vertebra has the same general characteristics as the eleventh, but may be distinguished from it by its inferior articular surfaces being convex and directed lateralward, like those of the lumbar vertebrae; The thoracic spinal nerve 12 (T12) passes out underneath it.
Richard III's Skeleton: Whole skeleton showing curvature of spine at 10th and 11th thoracic vertebrae... scoliosis. This would not have given him the hump and horrid deformities of Shakespeare but his shoulder on one side would have been higher.
The spinal column is comprised of 26 individual bones these bones are referred to as vertebrae. The spinal column is divided into 5 different areas containing groups of vertebrae and are grouped as follows: 7 cervical vertebrae in the neck. 12 thoracic vertebrae in the upper back corresponding to each pair of ribs. 5 lumbar vertebrae in the lower back. 5 sacral vertebrae which are fused together to form 1 bone called the sacrum. 4 coccygeal vertebrae that are fused together to form the…
The psoas (sō-ŏz) muscle is approximately 16 inches long. It begins at both sides of the 12th thoracic vertebrae of the back, and stretches all the way down to each of the legs, where it makes a final connection with the lesser trochanter. Also referred to as the "tenderloin," the psoas muscle is very thick and strong, and it is also the largest muscle found in the body.